HISTORY PMSS Summary 1961-1962

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 04: HISTORIES
1937-2000 HISTORY PMSS Summaries

HISTORY PMSS Summary 1961-1962

Tags: History PMSS summary 1961-1962, staff, events, visiting groups, summer activities, conferences, clinics, retirements, Boy Scouts, 4-H Club, Election Day, polling places, telephone service

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History of the Pine Mountain Settlement School

Staff Members:

Alvin Boggs, Recreation and Community Worker
Matthew Boggs, Night Watchman
Cora Lee Campbell, Teacher, 5th & 6th Grades
Gerna Campbell, Principal
Fern Cornett, Laurel House
Harrison Cornett, Bus Driver, Maintenance
Jess Cornett, Maintenance
Marianna Conley, Teacher, 9th & 10th Grades
Vernon Conley, Teacher, 9th & 10th Grades
Alice Harris, Laurel House
Polly Harris, Laurel House
Ruby Lanier, Bookkeeper
Naomi Lucas, Nurse
Gilbert Lewis, Maintenance
Omer Lewis, Bus Driver & Maintenance
Mildred Mahoney, Teacher, 1st & 2nd Grades, Part-time Secretary
Jess Patterson, Maintenance
Mary Rogers, Volunteer Librarian
Grace Rood, Nurse
Alma Tipton, Teacher, 2nd & 3rd Grades
Harriet Turner, Dietitian
Charlie Whitaker, Teacher, 7th & 8th Grades
Joyce Whitaker, Teacher, 4th & 5th Grades
Brit Wilder, Maintenance Supervisor & Farm Manager
Mildred Wilder, Laurel House
Mary Wilson, Teacher, 3rd & 4th grades
Jerry Workman, Teacher
Burton Rogers, Director

Traditional Events: Community Fair, Nativity Play, Weekly community folk dance party.


An Ohio church youth camp was at PMSS for its fourth summer.

Teachers Charlie Whitaker and Jerry Workman supervised increased summer activity for neighborhood young people — swimming classes, playground activities, softball games, 4-H Club, Boy Scouts and Folk Dancing.

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In February 5 adults and 6 young people attended the Conference of the Council of the Southern Mountains in Gatlinburg, TN.

The Clinic program was closed. Practically all medical equipment was made available to Red Bird Hospital.

Ruby Lanier, Bookkeeper for 15 years, Harriet Turner, Dietitian for 11 years, and Alma Tipton, Teacher for 5 years, retired at the end of the school year.

2 members of the Boy Scout troop received “Life Scout” rating; 6 were “Star Scouts”.

The 4-H Club raised plants for sale to local gardeners. Election Day featured the first use of voting machines at the polling place on Pine Mountain campus.

The two Community Councils were instrumental in securing telephone service for the community.

GALLERY: HISTORY PMSS Summary 1961-1962

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